Tanemahuta Gray – Aotearoa / New Zealand
Choreographer, dancer, Director Kowhiti Matariki Festival
Tanemahuta Gray is a choreographer, producer, event and theatre director, with management skills in creative performance and technical production areas.
He has performed with the Argentinian aerial theatre group De La Guarda, directed and produced Maui – One Man Against The Gods, a full length theatre, dance and aerobatics production based on Māori mythology, and Tribute08 – a Vietnam Commemoration with support from the NZ Government, the NZ Defence Force, and Returned Services Associations, and is founding director, along with his sister Merenia Gray of Kowhiti Matariki Festival, an annual dance festival in Wellington.
His creative interests combine customary and contemporary Maori dance forms with hip hop and other Western music and dance elements.
Image – Tanemahuta Gray and Jacqui Hailwood perform in last year’s Kowhiti Matariki Festival. Photo: Stephen A’Court
Tanemahuta Gray (Dir.) and Tiki Tane / Tiki Dub Productions. (2014). Tiki Tane Mahuta Promo Clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT2KEbYK55U